Am I the only introvert who has extroverted, or as they like to call themselves – normal, friends? Probably not. I’m thinking it might not have been the best idea for me to have befriended so many from this people group. They tend to look at me as if I […]

I’m Not Depressed, I’m Just an Introvert


to become a Grandma. I am so excited to be Ama to my new little grandson. Boy are we gonna have us some fun. I also took my youngest back up to college in Dallas during that week. I have mixed emotions when I think about the whole my-daughter-is-4-hours-away thing. […]

I took a week off…


Hi Joanna! Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Lauren and I am a big fan of your television show, Fixer Upper. I watched every episode until we recently decided to get rid of cable. Fixer Upper is one of the few quality shows that cable has to offer. We […]

An open letter to Joanna Gaines



Having your own home-based business is really a privilege. Without morning and evening commutes there is more time for family. Just think of the money you’ll save spending less on gas, work clothes, and corporate lunches. You may think that not everyone has the right personality for it but I believe anyone can make it work. […]

Making “Work from Home” Work For You


I have a habit of looking at thin people and assuming they are healthy. I think a lot of us do. I forget that some people have a high-functioning metabolism or an overactive thyroid. Or maybe it’s something bad, maybe they have a drug problem or live off of diet cokes and cigarettes to curb […]

When Lazy is Actually a Health Issue


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Any day now, my daughter-in-law will be giving birth to my first grandbaby, a boy. I’ve asked to be called Ama because that is what my younger son called my mother. I can’t believe the day is almost here and I can’t stop thinking back to when I gave birth to […]

Becoming Ama



So when I hit the Schedule button on the post, A worthy Investment, I didn’t feel like I was finished talking. I mean, I was still contemplating the HOW of the sort of investing I discussed. Honestly, more for me than you. As a mother of three – all in their twenties by […]

3 Quick Ideas for Investing in People


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The idea of investing in people has been inserting itself into my thoughts lately. I can’t seem to get away from it. It’s something I wish others would have done for me, someone other than my parents that is. Most people just don’t think that way, we’re all so busy with the […]

A Worthy Investment


I don’t have all the answers. My offspring – it’s awkward referring to your twenty-something children, as children – are always the first to point that out. I’ve lived though, for over half of a century, and that should count for something don’t you think? Over the years, I have […]

Life’s Bumps